To achieve true love, paramours must employ candlelit dinners, messages in perfume bottles, and hire juries to sing “Bridge Over Troubled Water.” Explore the winding path to romance as an audience member instead with today's Groupon: for $8, you get one ticket to As You Like It at Columbus State University’s Theatre on the Park in the Mainstage Theater (a $17 value for adults, a $15 value for children, seniors, active military members, and CSU alumni). Choose from three performance options: Friday, April 8 or Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., or Sunday, April 10 at 2 p.m. All seating in the theater is assigned ahead of time, so it is recommended that Groupon purchasers wishing to sit together purchase tickets in the same transaction or stow away friends in an oversize trench coat.
William Shakespeare's As You Like It follows a merry band of outcasts into the delightfully earthy Forest of Arden, where love is found, lost, and almost claimed by the jaws of a hungry lioness. One of the bard's most respected heroines, Rosalind, assumes the identity of a peculiarly pretty boy to teach her one true love, Orlando, how to woo. Whether attending the show to dance a jig with the fool Touchstone or siphon melancholy from this tale of banishment "as a weasel sucks eggs,” As You Like It sets up laughs and wistful sighs like so many love notes written to celebrities.